Dates set for Saudi-Bahrain bridge project tender

Dates set for Saudi-Bahrain bridge project tender
This undated file photo shows cars traveling along the King Fahd Causeway linking between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 17 September 2018

Dates set for Saudi-Bahrain bridge project tender

Dates set for Saudi-Bahrain bridge project tender
  • The bridge project includes a rail line network, as well as vehicle lanes and cargo trains
  • Al-Sheikh estimated that the cost of the project ranges between $3 billion and $4bn

JEDDAH: The authority supervising a bridge project connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will launch a tender for the project in six months.
The bridge project includes a rail line for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) network, as well as vehicle lanes and cargo trains.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain, Abdullah Al-Sheikh, was quoted by Al-Arabiya saying: “The tender for the King Hamad Causeway will be launched after six months, and it is expected that the project execution will start by mid-2021, where it will be complete in three years.”
Al-Sheikh estimated that the cost of the project ranges between $3 billion and $4bn, adding that it will act as a new link between the two countries and will contribute to boosting trade in all fields.